The Environmental Law Handbook: Planning & Land Use in NSW 5th Edition

The Environmental Law Handbook: Planning & Land Use in NSW 5th Edition

By Paul Stein, David Farrier


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Date: 04/10/2011

Code: 9780455228754

Thomson Reuters, AUSTRALIA


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Environmental law is a dynamic area where active parliaments and courts generate a complex and interconnected web of legislation and regulation. Particular challenges arise from government attempts to balance environmental issues and developmental imperatives.  The Environmental Law Handbook , now in its 5th edition, clarifies the complexity of this law for a wide range of readers.
Twenty specialists in environmental law share the writing, building on the work of previous editions, and working under the editorship of Professor David Farrier and the Hon Paul Stein QC AM. These barristers, solicitors, professors, academics and policy makers apply their wealth of practical experience and knowledge to offer a clear account of environmental planning and protection in NSW.
Those familiar with earlier editions will find that the book has been heavily reorganised and rewritten, and redesigned for easier location and use of content.
A handbook for practising lawyers and for students, the careful balance of clarification and detail also makes the text more widely useful. Planners, engineers and environmental scientists, as well as those involved in environmental or community causes and who seek a good grasp of the legal responsibilities of those overseeing a complex network of rights and regulations, will find The Environmental Law Handbook a valuable resource.


  • New chapter on energy
  • Integrated discussion on issues of climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Extensively revised discussion on biodiversity, coastal and riverside lands, heritage issues, and environmental assessment regimes.
  • Major rework of treatment of development, land use and mining.
  • Thorough updating for judicial interpretation and legislative change.

Table of Contents

The structure and scope of environmental law
Building blocks of environmental law
Land use planning
Crown land & protected areas
NSW environmental assessment
Commonwealth environmental assessment & approval
Local government
Pollution control & waste management
Forests law
Coastal & riverside land
Water supply
Catchment management
Heritage conservation
Fisheries & aquatic ecosystems
Aboriginal land & heritage in NSW

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